Grade Level: K-12
Public Achievement is a youth civic engagement initiative
focused on the most basic concepts of citizenship, democracy, and
public work. Public Achievement draws on the talents and desires
of ordinary people to build a better world and to create a different
kind of politics. Public Achievement’s work is anchored on
three key ideas: (1) everybody can do citizen work, (2) citizenship
isn’t easy, and (3) we learn by doing.
Public Achievement engages students, working in small groups, in
studying and addressing issues of the students’ own choosing.
Working with a teacher/coach, students meet once weekly to pursue
their projects. Public Achievement is a collaborative university-school
2050 East Evans Avenue, Suite 66
Denver, CO 80208
Eric Fretz, Ph.D.
Director, Service-Learning Center
2130 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, Colorado 80302